It’s springtime here in Ohio, and with warmer weather comes the reintroduction of our patio. In summer 2007 we contracted out for a new backyard paver patio. It’s held up well despite the sports-sized dogs tearing over it everyday during playtime, plentiful warm weather get-togethers with friends, parties for special events, and the constant Ohio sun. But the patio seating — not so much. We’d purchased a basic patio furniture set from Kroger, but not surprisingly, after three years the grocery-store cushions are totally unusable.
The furniture itself is holding up just fine, so instead of spending hundreds or even thousands of dollars on an entire new set, I’m now in search of new patio cushions. For a while I’ve kept my eyes open at the big box and a few specialty places for decent affordable cushions that won’t burn the retinas out with garish colors, but haven’t had much luck.
I think I found something useable a month ago while I was in Dallas. But before I commit the bank account, I thought I’d throw it out to the Toolmonger crowd: What is your advice for replacement patio cushions? Do you fabricate your own, or is there another affordable solution I’m missing?